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Re: Unicode Support

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  • Subject: [mg55525] Re: Unicode Support
  • From: "Zhu Chongkai" <mathematica at>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 02:42:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

======= At 2005-03-27, 18:42:43 John Fultz wrote: =======

>UTF-8 is a supported character encoding by both front end and kernel
>they can import and export files as UTF-8).  I believe the support has
>there since 5.0.  MathLink only supports UTF-16 for now.
>UTF-32 is not supported at all in current versions.  To be honest,
>has asked for it before.  While UTF-32 is a clean way of representing
>characters in all of the Unicode planes, I think the vast majority of
>programs out there in the real world are using either UTF-8 or UTF-16.
>John Fultz

Thank you for clarification. But I still think that both UTF-8 and UTF-32
support are important, especially for MathLink. For example, I know one
program that use both UTF-8 and UTF-32, how can I link it with MathLink?

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